|Despite its name, the Bend Venture Conference is an angel investment
conference. The word "Venture" refers to the new projects--or
companies--presented at BVC.
“The Bend Venture Conference
the unique chances
to some of the
on the West Coast."
BVC focuses on companies based in the Pacific Northwest.
- As a Launch Stage company, you do not need to be from Central Oregon to
apply or to win.
- As a Concept Stage company, you must be located in
Central Oregon to win the prize, although you may apply to be part of the competition and networking.
BVC is quite broad in the industry sectors it targets. Many applicants are high tech or bio tech companies. Recently, we've seen more applications from clean tech and renewable energy companies. Consumer products and services are also encouraged to apply.
A complete business plan has been developed. Technology issues have
been largely overcome. The company may have had beta testing or a
limited rollout and is ready for market launch. It may also be
post-revenue and need growth capital. The winning Launch Stage company
will receive an investment which is targeted to exceed $250,000.
BendBroadband Concept Stage: A business concept has been developed. The entrepreneurs may still be working on technology and/or proof of concept. The company is typically pre-revenue. The winning Concept Stage company will be awarded a grant of up to $10,000.